Review on Paco Tapas

Sanchez Brothers co-founder Peter Sanchez-Iglesias performed a hat-trick with the opening of Paco Tapas in November 2016, sitting adjacent to their Pi-Shop and Michelin-starred Casamia in Bristol's new General Development. Set in a beautiful restored listed Victorian building with harbour side views overlooking the Bathurst Basin, the restaurant is inspired by their father Paco. The intimate restaurant is based on the Basque-style barbecue restaurants on Spain, with a wood-fired grill taking centre stage in the small open plan kitchen. There's lovely handcrafted tiles painted in Andalusian style by a local company, sherry barrel tables and the painting on the wall hung in the original Casamia, when it opened as a simple Italian trattoria in Westbury-on-Trym in 1999.

Having received the Editors' Award for Chef of the Year by The Good Food Guide, Peter Sanchez-Iglesias was also delighted when Paco Tapas received a prestigious Michelin star within a year of its launch for it's inventive tapas menu. Ingredients are carefully sourced from the very best Spanish and British suppliers for a regularly changing menu to reflect the finest produce available. Among the many delights on offer there's stuffed quail, sobrassada and dates or maybe Carabinero prawn from the Canary Islands. Other options worth looking at would be Cocido Adaluz, pork stew or gambas al ajillo. To finish there's crema catalana or chocolate mousse with toast and olive oil.

To complement the tapas, there's a carefully selected sherry list available by the bottle or glass, together with Spanish inspired cocktails.

Paco Tapas is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Peter Sanchez-Iglesias

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Fri & Sat
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.00pm Tue-Sat

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Facilities at Paco Tapas

  • Alfresco dining


Paco Tapas
3a, The General
Lower Guinea Street

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